What prenatal care do I need during week 27 of pregnancy?

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Around 27 weeks, many pregnant women will be tested for gestational diabetes. It is also the point in pregnancy when many women begin to worry…Worrying about will they know when they are in labor, worrying about what labor will be like, worrying about the pain of labor, worrying about if the baby will be healthy. Discuss concerns with the healthcare provider and talk with other women who recently gave birth. Books, birth stories shared in internet blogs, and birthing classes are other sources of information and education.

If you have made it through the second trimester, then you must be doing a good job with prenatal care so far! Although this stage of pregnancy can be busy for the mother, you should make sure that you are getting the rest that you need. During this time, you are at risk for increasing your blood pressure through unneeded stress. This stress can lead to a dangerous form of high blood pressure called preeclampsia. So the best prenatal care is to take it easy - eat and sleep well!

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.